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Government finally promises to crack down on “rouge” estate agents

All estate agents will be required to hold a professional qualification under new government rules to crack down on “rogue” operators. Managing agents will also be forced to reveal the fees they receive for referrals to solicitors, surveyors and mortgage brokers. Housing Secretary Sajid Javid also vowed to tackle “stressful” delays faced by buyers and […]

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British Government to delay decision on who makes passports after Brexit

The government has granted a two-week extension in the process to decide who will make UK passports after Brexit. British company De La Rue – which had lost the £490m contract to French-Dutch Gemalto in March – had requested the longer “standstill period”, which has now been agreed by the Home Office. It means a […]

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Under fire Facebook now faces federal trade commission privacy inquiry

The US Federal Trade Commission is to investigate Facebook over how data on millions of users was grabbed by Cambridge Analytica. The social network has been criticised for letting the data analysis firm scoop up data on 50 million users. The information is believed to have been used to help Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for […]